Frans Timmermans

Climate summit key step for Earth’s future, says Vizjak

Glasgow – The COP26 climate conference is a key step for the future of our planet and younger generations, Slovenian Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak said at Monday’s press conference in Glasgow, UK. “It is time we act responsibly and move up from good intentions to concrete actions,” he added.

Brussels will Support Bulgaria if it Decides to Complete Nuclear Power Plant “Belene”

Brussels will stand behind Bulgaria if it decides to complete the Belene NPP. This is clear from the words of Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans. He assures that nuclear energy will play a role in the future that the EC has nothing against its use, but each country must decide for itself.

Frans Timmermans: We will Ensure that the Transition in the Coal Regions is Done Fairly

We will ensure that the transition in the coal regions is done in a fair way, and I promise you that no one will be abandoned and forgotten. This was said by the Executive Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the European Green Pact, Frans Timmermans, today at the conference in Sofia "The Green Transition - Solutions and Challenges for Bulgaria".

EU welcomes Turkey’s decision to ratify Paris Agreement

The European Union on Sept. 22 welcomed Turkey's plan to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change next month.

"Very welcome step that Turkey is ready to ratify the #ParisAgreement on climate," Frans Timmermans, the European Commission's executive vice president for the European Green Deal, said on Twitter.

EU, Turkey to work together on climate crisis

The European Commission's executive vice president for the European Green Deal and Turkish minister of environment and urbanization on Sept. 16 held the first EU-Turkey high-level dialogue on climate change.

The officials discussed the necessary steps to fight the devastating effects of climate change and to significantly cut emissions by 2050.

MEPs convey stark message about rule of law in debate on EU presidency priorities

Strasbourg – MEPs from the majority of political groups in the European Parliament sent PM Janez Janša some stark messages about the rule of law after he presented Slovenia’s EU presidency priorities in the Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. His European People’s Party (EPP) too urged him to promptly appoint European delegated prosecutors.

Ciolacu writes to European Commission about "violation of rule of law by the ruling parties in Romania"

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chair Marcel Ciolacu sent a letter to European Commission leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Frans Timmermans, asking the EU's executive to demand that Romanian ruling parties "stop current undemocratic practices." The social democrat leader mentions, in the letter sent on Thursday by the PSD Press Office, the fact that the decisions regarding the public radio and te

Vizjak and Timmermans review Slovenian presidency’s environment priorities

Ljubljana – Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak held a virtual meeting with European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans on Friday to present the priorities of Slovenia’s presidency of the Council of the EU concerning the environment and climate change. They also touched on the Fit for 55 package and the Glasgow climate conference in November.

CO2 emission cuts, biodiversity in focus of Slovenian EU presidency’s environment agenda

Brussels – A demanding legislative package to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and biodiversity will be at the core of Slovenia’s EU presidency priorities in the field of environment in the second half of 2021, Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak said during his visit to Brussels on Monday.

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